1/19/19

bees and butterflies in the garden

I have a copper sheen tree in the back garden next to a purple butterfly plant. 
Between the two, there are hundreds of bees that swarm them on any given summer day. 
It's a wonderful sound.



I don't see many butterflies, mostly a single monarch here and there during the summer, but for the first time in three years, I actually had two different butterflies on the butterfly plant!
A red admiral and

a yellow admiral!





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1/18/19

1/16/19

My Corner of the World

This is a pohutukawa tree, also called the New Zealand Christmas tree because it 
blooms at Christmastime (in the summer here in New Zealand).

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1/15/19

this and that






Fossils at Lake Rotorangi

Nowell's Lake

New Brighton Pier


Photo Souvenir





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1/11/19

traveling the backroads again





The Awakino Post office has been transformed into accommodations. 


I have no idea what this used to be but am open to ideas.    Thanks Jeff from Taken for Granted for identifying this as a steam traction engine. That makes sense as they dot the countryside.


Living in the house (white dot) in the middle of the photo wouldn't hurt my feelings a bit. :)


I'm not sure why, but this ending to one long dirt road freaked me out a little bit.
I guess it was because the next road wasn't immediately apparent.